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“What’s Causing My AC to Hard Start?”

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

top corner view of an outside air conditioning unitFirst off, if you don’t already know what hard starting is, allow us to elaborate. This name is given to a condition that can impact air conditioner and other mechanical devices (like your car, for instance) when the motors and compressor responsible for operating the system have trouble coming on and staying on.

If you’re unsure of whether or not your AC has an issue with this, pay attention when it comes up. Is the air conditioner stuttering as it attempts to start, but then cycles off soon after coming to life? Are you hearing clicking and grinding noises when this occurs, too? Then your AC is hard starting. But why?

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The Benefits of Rooftop HVAC Units for Businesses

Monday, June 11th, 2018

air conditioning installation on rooftopCommercial HVAC systems are designed, and function, differently than residential systems in a variety of ways. After all, they’re tasked with cooling more space than the average home, in most cases. Most commercial spaces also have unique cooling needs. For instance, you may need to keep computer systems or other important equipment from overheating. Overall, commercial HVAC systems require specialized care and attention, which is why it’s vital that you use a professionally trained Leesburg, VA, HVAC contractor.

Our team often recommends rooftop commercial HVAC systems for businesses. These systems are comprised of multiple modular units placed on top of your commercial space. It may seem odd to put these outdoor units in a space where they’ll be constantly exposed to the blazing sun. However commercial systems are designed to handle such weather, and in return they off a number of benefits, which we’ve highlighted below.

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How to Help Your Plumbing System Last Longer

Monday, May 28th, 2018

plumber working on plumbing system under sinkThe plumbing system of your home is an expansive and complex network of appliances and fixtures, all linked up with yards of pipes. It’s one of those systems that you probably take for granted, but you definitely notice when something goes wrong with it, (Drain clog, anyone?)

There are, however, a variety of things you can do to ensure that your plumbing system serves you well for the years to come. Keep reading to learn more about how to keep your plumbing system in good condition for as long as possible.

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It’s That Time of Year: Schedule Your AC Tune-Up Today

Monday, April 16th, 2018

technician working on air conditionerSpringtime marks a shift in the weather as cooler temperatures slowly but surely dissipate and the heat of summer draws closer. Right now is the best time to arrange for your air conditioning system’s annual maintenance appointment—or biannual if you have a heat pump system. There are a few basic jobs you can do on your own when it comes to maintaining your Leesberg HVAC system, such as changing the air filter and making sure your outdoor unit and vents are unobstructed.

However, if you want to truly make a difference in the performance and efficiency of your air conditioner, then you need professional maintenance done by trained HVAC technicians. Only an experienced professional can handle the various tasks involved with this service, such as inspecting motors and electrical connections, and cleaning coils and all other moving parts. You can count on our technicians to provide your air conditioner with top quality maintenance!

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Tips to Avoid Plumbing Emergencies

Monday, July 10th, 2017

The plumbing system that snakes its way through your home is vast and complex—involvinavoid-plumbing-emergenciesg many different piping systems and appliances. Your plumbing is one of those things that you rely on the most for your daily comfort.

It can also be one of the hardest to keep in good shape if you don’t know how to. There are a number of steps you can take, however, to ensure that your plumbing system serves you well for years to come. Read further for our tips on how to take good care of your plumbing system and potentially avoid emergency professional plumbing services in Leesburg, VA as a result.

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5 Reasons You Should Go Ductless This Summer

Monday, April 17th, 2017

why-go-ductlessWhen you’re looking to have a new air conditioner put in, you may think it requires ductwork. And if you don’t already have air ducts in your home, having them put in can be a hassle—taking up much of your time and disrupting your daily activities—not to mention adding to the cost of a typical air conditioner installation.

The good news is that there is an alternative: a Leesburg, VA ductless system installation. Ductless systems use the same type of outdoor compressor unit that more traditional central AC systems use, but without requiring a forced air system. Instead, air is distributed through indoor air handlers that blow the air directly into the rooms in which they’re each installed. So, should you go ductless this summer?

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Common Heater Troubles to Keep an Eye Out For

Monday, January 16th, 2017

common_heater_troublesWhen you live somewhere that can get as cold as it does here in Virginia, you know that your furnace or other heating system is going to be put under a lot of stress. Wear and tear are increased during our long winters, and serious problems can occur more easily.

Even if you’ve had your heater professionally maintained recently, you should keep your eyes open for any problems that can crop up. Keep reading for some of the most common issues we receive calls for.

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Do Your Drains Need Cleaning?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Do Your Drains Need Cleaning?If you’re anything like the average homeowner, you don’t think very much about the inside of your drains—that is, until you have a clog so bad that you can’t do anything useful with your plumbing. Fortunately, this is not the first sign that you need a drain cleaning—there’s no reason to wait until it gets this bad to schedule such service. We’ve shared a few, less severe, signs below.

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Is a Heat Pump a Good Investment?

Monday, August 8th, 2016

As summer progresses, you’ve hopefully been able to rely on your air conditioning system to provide you with the cooling relief you deserve. If you haven’t however, and are thinking about an AC system replacement, then perhaps a heat pump is worth your consideration.

Heat pumps have become increasingly popular in homes throughout America, and for good reason. We’ve listed a few reasons below that a heat pump installation is in fact a good investment. Keep reading to learn more!

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Air Conditioning Emergencies: Loud Noises Coming from Your System

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Your air conditioner makes noise. This is no secret. Surely that should never qualify as an emergency right? Well, if the noise is loud and unfamiliar, it just might. Be sure to stay aware and note when your AC system has started to operate at a much louder volume than normal.

Also, it’s important to understand what certain noises can mean and what’s causing them. A loud grinding noise or clanging noise can mean that you have a loose component while a mechanical screeching noise can be the sign of lubricant wearing down on a component. We’ve listed some common problems that can create loud noises below.

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